Press Release, St. Mary’s County Government Public Information Office
Leonardtown, MD – Citizens are invited to enjoy a day of professional exploration and discussion regarding individuals with long-term care and behavioral health needs.
The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services and Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging are proud to offer a seminar for professionals and individuals working with the long-term care population.
The seminar will be held Thursday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and luncheon.
The theme of this event is: Identifying Issues and Bridging Gaps: Supporting Individuals with Long-Term Care Needs & Behavioral Health Challenges.
Presenters will include:
Stevanne Ellis, Maryland Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Best Practices, Regulations & Rights regarding Hospital, Assisted Living and
Nursing Home Transitions
- Petula Phillander, Southern Region Older Adult Behavioral Health PASRR Specialist
Behavioral Health Resources, the Pre-Admission Screen & Resident Review Process
- Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs,Mental Health Association of Maryland
Challenges and opportunities to improve late life Behavioral Health disorders
- Karin Lakin, CDP, CADDCT, Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community
Behavioral and Psychiatric symptoms of Dementia & Long-Term Care challenges
To register, please contact Jenny Beyer, MAP Coordinator, at 301-475-4200, ext. 71057, or email Jennette.Beyer@stmarysmd.com
Please make checks made payable to the Department of Aging & Human Services.